The Healing Power of Counselling for Residents in Care Homes

The Healing Power of Counselling for Residents in Care Homes

Many residents may be grappling with feelings of loneliness, grief, anxiety, or depression, particularly if they are facing health issues or have experienced significant life changes. Counselling offers a safe and confidential space for residents to explore and work through these emotions, fostering a sense of validation, understanding, and comfort.

Sam Phillips and The Three Peaks Challenge

Sam Phillips and The Three Peaks Challenge

If you have read my other blogs you will know that I like to set myself challenges. You will also know I’m 2 and a half years into sobriety from drugs and alcohol abuse. I have a cold water dipping group called, “Dare to Dip”. On March 15th we celebrated the 3rd anniversary of Dare to Dip, so to mark the occasion I came up with the idea of conquering the three tallest peaks in the UK, The Three Peaks Challenge. The Three Peaks Challenge is one of the most popular trekking challenges in the UK and involves climbing the highest mountains in Scotland, England and Wales (Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon), one after another – with an aim to complete the challenge within 24 hours, 48 hours or 3 Days.

East Anglia-based Star to be Celebrated at the Spa Pavilion

East Anglia-based Star to be Celebrated at the Spa Pavilion

Felixstowe's Spa Pavilion Theatre is hosting an evening on Saturday 30th March, 7.30pm, which will include a large element of tribute to and celebration of the creative genius that was Steve Harley, who passed away earlier this week after a short battle with cancer at his home on the Essex Suffolk border.

An Update from Young Karting Local, Euan Stephenson

An Update from Young Karting Local, Euan Stephenson

You might remember the young local lad, Euan, who we wrote about in The Felixstowe Magazine this year. This karting champion has his eye set on the mountain - here he is with an update on is training and adventures.

Andrew Dockerill’s New Focus on Art Since Retiring

Andrew Dockerill’s New Focus on Art Since Retiring

My painting was on hold earlier in the year after the passing of my dear mother in April. I have now retired from my IT career and this is giving me more time to focus on my art. I have now started painting again and picked up on my plan to paint views of Felixstowe and the surrounding villages. The drawings and paintings I’ve done so far can be seen in this article.

Felixstowe Community Cupboard, a Little Helping Hand for All

Felixstowe Community Cupboard, a Little Helping Hand for All

The Felixstowe Community Cupboard is an entirely community run project that aims to support anyone in need, regardless of their situation. Situated on Bishops Close off Roman Way, it’s hard to miss with its bright blue exterior! The cupboard uses a ‘take-what-you-need,-leave-what-you-can’ model, relying on donations from those who are able. The most common compliment received is the anonymity using the cupboard offers, allowing people to take what they need at any time and without having to speak to someone.